One Tree Hill, Auckland

20 hours ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

1 day ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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12 hours ago

Timber off cuts for garden edging

Tina from Epsom

53 off cuts of varying lengths - suitable for short garden edging

Half round radiata 140 x 42mm H4

Price: $25

5 days ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due… View more
Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

15 hours ago

Happy Saturday and Stay Safe

Eva from House Wash NZ

Dear Neighbours,

House Wash NZ provides contactless service during Level 3. Please feel free to contact us if you need to get your house washed.

TEL: 021 0808 6145
Email: housewashakl@outlook.com

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.

Thanks

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18 hours ago

FREE seedling pots

Melissa from Greenlane

Measure 5.5 x 5.5cm and 8cm high. Have 104 + green tray. Would prefer if one person took the lot but open to others taking smaller quantities. Text 021 747 546 to arrange pick up.

Free

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19 hours ago

Free storage box

Maree from Greenlane

Now taken. Thanks for the interest

Free

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19 hours ago

FREE Exercycle - needs fixing or good for parts

Melissa from Greenlane

Elite 2000 exercycle - as used in gyms. Unable to change resistance levels, so only one level currently. Someone maybe able to fix, otherwise might be good for spare parts. Must pick up before 14th March, otherwise going in inorganic collection.
Text 021 747 546 to arrange pick up.

Free

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19 hours ago

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake with Walnut Praline & Maldon Seasalt.

Allen from Ellerslie

Kia ora Everyone,

This cake is made to order min 3 days in advance.

This is a Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake with Walnut Praline & Maldon Seasalt.

This cake is a two layered, 7.5 inch.
Pick up in Ellerslie.
Can deliver within 3km with extra charges.
DM if interested. Thanks

Price: $65

4 days ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate … View more
Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 17.5% Yes
    17.5% Complete
  • 31.2% No
    31.2% Complete
  • 51.4% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    51.4% Complete
876 votes
1 day ago

What you need to know: Earthquakes and tsunami warnings

The Team from Auckland Council

Advice for the Auckland region:

EVACUATION | Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected on Great Barrier Island. Local response plans have been activated and residents have been evacuated to higher ground.


STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS | Rest of Auckland… View more
Advice for the Auckland region:

EVACUATION | Aotea / Great Barrier Island

Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected on Great Barrier Island. Local response plans have been activated and residents have been evacuated to higher ground.


STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS | Rest of Auckland

Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore are expected in the following areas. This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities.

West Coast of Auckland

Manukau Harbour

East Coast of Auckland

Waiheke Island

Waitemata Harbour.

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20 hours ago

What's On: Auckland Miniatures Club

Clare from Greenlane

Auckland Miniatures Club meets the 3rd Sunday each month, 9.30am-3.30pm, Leicester Hall, Ellerslie. We make dolls houses and accessories mainly 1:12 scale. New members welcome. Contact Clare 5204261
Auckland Miniatures Club
  • Leicester Hall
1 day ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, … View more
NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
Enter now

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1 day ago

What's On: Girls Table Tennis Coaching

Shane from Epsom

Girls under the age of 18 years are invited to free table tennis coaching delivered by two qualified coaches. Caters for all levels of play.
Girls Table Tennis Coaching
  • Auckland table tennis stadium
3 days ago

Global Recognition For Dominion Road Nightlife

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

The Dominion Road Business Association has earned a Purple Flag accreditation, the international endorsement for a safe evening experience.

The accolade has been won under the umbrella of the association with the project funded by Albert-Eden Local Board.

Purple Flag was launched in the United … View more
The Dominion Road Business Association has earned a Purple Flag accreditation, the international endorsement for a safe evening experience.

The accolade has been won under the umbrella of the association with the project funded by Albert-Eden Local Board.

Purple Flag was launched in the United Kingdom in 2009 by the Association of Town and City Management as a robust accreditation with annual assessments.

Today more than 100 destinations across Europe and the United Kingdom share the status.

But the Dominion Rd precinct is the first destination in the southern hemisphere to achieve Purple Flag status.

The accreditation process started in October 2019 and was finished in February 2021.

Dominion Road Business Association Manager Gary Holmes said having Purple Flag accreditation will further help Dominion Road achieve its vision of being a "world within a street".

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1 day ago

Gribblhisrt Rugby Field

Ken from Three Kings

The Gribblehirst Park Rugby field enjoyed a brief spell of being open, but the fences are back up around the field. Looks like the major reconstruction was a disaster.

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